The COVID 19 and Cholesterol Connection – what we know and what we wish we knew!

Recorded on April 27, 2022

Presented by Priyanka Bhandari, M.D, Dip ABOM, FAPCR
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how the COVID -19 pandemic has caused alteration in the lipid profiles
  • Examine the association between dyslipidemia and the severity of COVID-19 infection
  • Report if statins/other lipid-lowering agents have any role in the management of COVID 19
  • Recommend the lifestyle and non-pharmacologic measures that can be adopted to decrease the risk
    of morbidity and mortality in dyslipidemia

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Online Enduring Credit Designation:

AMA PRA Category 1 - The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™

Faculty Disclosure Statement
The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians adheres to the conflict-of-interest policy of the ACCME and the AMA. It is the policy of Illinois AFP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All individuals in a position to control the content in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with  commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned so that participants may evaluate the objectivity of  the  presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by the faculty. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in the CME activity.

Speaker & Faculty Disclosures

Priyanka Bhandari M.D, & Kate Valentine (IAFP staff) and members of the IAFP CME Committee, have disclosed no relevant financial relationship or interest with a proprietary entity producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services.

Funding was provided by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke (DP18-1815).

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